When buying a car, there are a lot of things to consider (the dealer’s reputation, the choice and state of the vehicle, etc.) - and there is a simple reason for that. Unless you have unlimited financial means, you won’t be able to just walk into a car dealership and pick a car without considering its price and how you are going to pay for it. That’s why it’s crucial that you be aware of your consumer rights in case something goes wrong with your car purchase. Stick with us to find out what they are. In the Ontario province, you can buy a car in these 3 ways: 1) Buying outright: Using … [Read more...]
Archives for April 2019
10 Reasons to Admire Canadian Auto Production (Infographic)
Before the signing of the 1965 Auto Pact by Canada and the US, American car companies were forced to produce Canadian-specific models in branch plants located largely in Ontario. But with America exporting most of the required components, Canada racked up big trade deficits due to the value of parts crossing the border. The Auto Pact abolished automobile-related tariffs between the 2 countries and, in exchange, the Big 3 automakers pledged that Canadian auto production would not fall below 1964 levels. Canada would produce a smaller variety of vehicles, but in greater numbers – many of which … [Read more...]
Are Cars with Biometric Sensors the Future?
The automotive technology is rapidly advancing - so much so that there already are smart cars on our streets connected to smart city infrastructure and making the driving experience an easier one. Yes, easier, because connected car features can range from general Internet services, entertainment and social platforms, to smart mobility services that leverage data. Moreover, some aspects of the connected car are a reality - with 4G networks powering navigation devices, traffic alerts and streaming to entertainment systems. Many of the driving processes are being automated to the point … [Read more...]
When Should You Take Off Your Winter Tires?
Spring is slowly showing its face and aside from the drivers who couldn’t wait for the snow and mud to go away, their cars must be ecstatic as well. They’d tell you so themselves - IF they could talk. A little more time and gone will be the dangers of cold weather - corrosion, tire pressure fluctuation, dead battery, thickening fluids, wiper malfunction, leakage and increased fuel consumption. Gone will be slippery and ice-covered roads and heavy tires to go tackle them will be ready to be taken off. But when should you take off your winter tires and go with the all-season or summer ones? Stay … [Read more...]